Get Outdoors!

The great outdoors 🌳offers a sense of freedom, with space to stretch🙇, leap, throw🤾‍♀️, run 🏃‍♂️and release energy!
Encouraging physical play in early childhood is important for life-long health. Research has shown that children who are physically active, are less likely to have health problems later in life. Experts recommend young children 👧🧒👦should get 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity, at least 5 days a week to reach their full growth potential.
The most important thing a parent can do to encourage physical play – is lead by example! It’s not enough to give a child a ball ⚽️and tell them to go outside and play with it. When you get out there and play with them, teaching them ball skills and games, they learn that physical play is fun!
 
𝘐𝘯𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥’𝘴 𝘗𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘈𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘺
Young children need opportunities to explore a full range of movements in their physical play. They need safe, appropriate places to:
 
Run 🏃‍♀️ Slide 🛝 Jump   Roll   Climb   Throw 🤾‍♂️  Balance   Dig    Kick   Carry   Shout   Rest 😴
 
Don’t worry if your backyard can’t meet all of these needs. Public parks, beaches and reserves are available free of charge, all year round.
 
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